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Kirsten L. Witherup, Ph.D.


  • B.S., York College of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Villanova University
  • Ph.D., George Mason University


  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Special Topics: School Disorder and Violence
  • Theories of Crime and Delinquency

Research Interests

  • School Disorder and Violence
  • Crime and Delinquency Prevention
  • Program Evaluation and Research Methodology
  • Restorative Justice
  • Criminological Theory

Recent Publications

  • Hutzell, Kirsten L. and Allison Ann Payne (2017). The relationship between bullying victimization and school avoidance: An examination of direct associations, protective influences, and aggravating factors. Journal of School Violence. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1080/15388220.2017.1296771
  • Gill, Charlotte, Denise Gottfredson, and Kirsten Hutzell (2016). Can school policing be trauma informed? Lessons from Seattle. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 39(3), 551-565.
  • Payne, Allison Ann and Kirsten L. Hutzell (2015). Old wine, new bottle? Comparing interpersonal bullying and cyberbullying victimization. Youth & Society. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X15617401